- Mar 10, 2019
Perfectly logical, basically the same reason braid is now used for most sea fishingThinner line, less pressure from the flow. Seemed logical to me at the time.
I do tend to use 5-6lb line for river feeder fishing though but purely to be able to pull the feeder out of weed and to avoid crack offs on the cast when stepping up to bigger feeders. On a weed free small river if there was one near me I’d probably use 3lb like I do for float fishing.